HI everyone! Hope you all had a Happy Easter!!
Just wanted to share a card I did using the super sweet “Song Bird”
Isn’t she sweet, singing a spring melody!

As you see from all my creations, I love CAS cards. And this stamp makes for a great CAS card. You can also cut off the musical notes and use them for other projects like I have. For the background on this card, I just flicked my marker on the cap over the paper. I use Copic markers to color my images.

PS: You only have one day left to join us for the Texture It Challenge HERE!  We’ll have a new challenge for you on Wednesday.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Home Tweet Home

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  I have a card to share with you today using one of the newly released images called Home Tweet Home.  Love it!  I’ve always been drawn to birdhouses, and I really love the modern feel that this one has.  The dp is some fab Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record and I used last week’s Mojo Monday #187 sketch for the layout. 
You still have a couple days to join us for the Texture It Challenge HERE!  We’ll have a new challenge for you on Wednesday.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Home Tweet Home
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, EPP For the Record
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics medium scalloped die, Dimensionals, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon

April New Release Winner and Easter Wishes

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on the fabulous and fun April new release blog post! The DT did a fantastic job showcasing the new stamps! Thanks ladies!

The winner of the new release prize package is…

#16 – Lynne in NI

Congrats! Please contact me karen@yournextstamp.com to claim your prize.

I’d also like to say Happy Easter! We are off to my parents house today for a fun filled day and then off to my in laws tomorrow for another great day – YAY! I hope your weekend is filled with family and friends too!

Here is one of many Easter cards I made using Dale’s Butterfly Easter Basket

This stamp was so much fun to color and I just had to pair it up with one of my new favorite paper collections – Echo Park Springtime.

Until next time!

Happy Stamping


Flutterbug Wishes

Hey everyone, Dana here and I’m soooo glad it’s Friday.  It has been a super long week.  I’m showing off the adorable newly released stamp set called Flutterbug Wishes.  I know that you have seen some amazing creations this week by the DT members with this set and all the other ones.  I super love this one because it just reminds of me of spring.  So cute!!  I hope you had a chance to pick up the new images out for April if not fly on over to the YNS Store and pick your stamp sets up today. 
Have a fabulous Friday everyone.

New Release Song Bird and YMSC40 Texture It challenge Reminder…

Happy Thursday everyone. It is Chris here… Today I want to share a card I created with the darling new release from Your Next Stamp called  Song Bird.  One of my favorite things to do is watch the birds, especially blue birds.  Here is my creation:

I used paper from my Prima Madeline dp.  The image is colored with copics.  I also added spanish moss to the nest for texture.  The bird on the front is cut out with the Petite Ovals Spellbinders and my Spellbinders Grand Caliber.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The inside sentiment is cut out with the Spellbinders Labels 21.  In addition to my stitching, I added some hand drawn doodled faux stitching.

This card also fits this week’s challenge: Texture it with the added Spanish Moss and the dry embossing.  You too can join us for the YNSC40 challenge.  There is still 5 days to go until the challenge ends, just link your creation here. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!


April New Release Stamps!

It’s time to release some new stamps! YAY! You can check out all the adorable and fun new stamps over at the YNS store…we’ve got 2 new Franfou Designs, a wonderful new collection by Heather Rolin, some gorgeous new Dale Designs plus a few new super cute Fhiona Designs – Picnic Ellie and Yummy Jam! I love them all!!!

Today we’re doing things a little different, we don’t have a blog hop for you so I’ve grabbed all the fabby DT creations and I’m posting them right here on the YNS blog.

I’ve also got some new stamps up for grabs so be sure to leave a comment and enter your name in the linky below for your chance to win a new release surprise stamp package! I’ll announce the winner Saturday April 24.

Here are all the fabulous and inspirational DT creations, in no particular order, all I can say is WOW!!!

Also be sure to check out our NEW Weekly Special and all the awesome new sampler packs! We’ve got buttons, brads, gems and paper all in smaller sample packs so you can have more variety!

New Release Special – 10% off your order
Online Code – YNSApril10
Sale ends April 22 at midnight

Happy Stamping and Shopping!


Happy Monday!

Good Morning, are you ready for a fantastic week?
Well let me tell you YNS has some fun things to share this week 
so keep your eyes peeled! This is Beth and today I’d
like to share a card I created using  “Star Cuties”.
I just think these two girls are so cute and I love their friendship.
The fun sentiment and star stamps are from “Space Boy”, I enjoy mixing 
up various stamp sets, it opens a world of endless possibilities. 
Well thanks for stopping bye and 
have a fabulous day!

Hoppy Easter!

Hi everybody! It’s Maureen and from now on I’ll be posting here on the YNS Blog on the Sundays after the new challenge is posted. Here’s my card for today:

Since it’s almost Easter, I decided to use Easter Bunny Fhiona, this time actually leaving her as a bunny. But I did have to have some fun, so I made her dressed as a chocolate bunny!

I stamped Fhiona on a white cardstock circle and colored her face and basket with Copics and colored pencils/odorless mineral spirits. Then I paper pieced the bunny outfit on some (fittingly) Bo Bunny patterned paper and cut the pieces out, gluing them over the stamped image. BTW, the outfit was shaded with colored pencils and OMS also.

Finally I added a sentiment that comes with Fhiona and a couple little heart eggs from the Hoppy Easter Accessories set.

Just a quick reminder of a couple challenges going on:

I hope you like my card and will play along with either or both challenges! ~Maureen


YNS Sponsoring Wee Memories

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Wendy here with you today.
 I’m thrilled to be guest designing on behalf of Your Next Stamp who is sponsoring Wee Memories for their current Scrappy Saturday Challenge
~ All Things Adorable ~  
I’ve used a fun YNS favorite of mine, You’re So Cool butterfly as my “adorable” image.  He or she (who can tell, LOL) is so much fun to color.  This time I decided to try something new by coloring the wings using a feathering technique.  Feathering is when you use  two contracting colors and working from opposite ends of the object and blend them together with soft “feather” blending.  I used V12, V000, YG23, & YG01.  After adding the sparkle to the wings, it’s a little hard to see what a beautiful technique this really is.  But I promise you that there are no “lines” and it’s a seamless transition between the colors.

I’ve used today’s The Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS104) for my layout design which gave me fits…I don’t “do” tilted panels very well.  LOL!!   Glossy Accents were applied to the sunglasses and glass of pink lemonade (that’s what I decided he was drinking  🙂  And the sparkle treatment on the wings is a combination of Shimmerz Pixie Dust and Stickles Star Dust…mixed together and painted on.  I find that it gives a very light and sheer sparkle.  You have to “catch the light” to see the sparkle otherwise it just appears as normal.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I have finally tried the White Cryogen paper (the paper has a iridescence sheen) with this image and I LOVE it!!  🙂 
Be sure to check out Wee Memories Challenge this week and link up your own “Adorable” project.
Thanks for stopping by!

Easter Blessings

Hey everyone!  You’re getting a two for one special today:)  Diana already posted a super cute Easter card, so make sure you scroll down to see her fabulous project! 
 I was able to play along with this week’s Sketch Challenge #328 on Splitcoast Stampers, and this is what I came up with.  I used this DARLING chick from the set Fluffy Chick and some dp from Echo Park Paper Co. Springtime.  It’s a pretty simple card, but it took me a couple cuts to get those panels right LOL! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Make sure you check back tomorrow because Wendy has a super adorable card to share, plus YNS is sponsoring a fun challenge this week!  Thanks for stopping by:)
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fluffy Chick, PTI Tag Its #1
Paper:  PTI Plum Pudding, Echo Park Paper Co. Springtime dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Plum Pudding Ribbon, Baker’s Twine, Button, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

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